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Team India’s security upped in West Indies after security threat

The Test series will start from Thursday and will also mark the start of India’s journey in the inaugural World Test Championship (2019-21).

SNS | New Delhi |

The Indian team currently playing in the Caribbean Island has been given additional security after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) received a hoax message that cited Virat Kohli and boys were in danger and their movements were being monitored.

Speaking to IANS, a senior board functionary said that while there was a hoax call on the lines, there is no truth to it. Despite that, the Indian team has been given additional security.

“It was a hoax and all things are in order. The Indian team has been provided with an additional pilot vehicle and the Indian High Commission informed the Antigua government on the same just as a precautionary measure,” the functionary explained.

Notably, India just finished playing the three-match ODI series in the West Indies after playing a T20I series against them.

The players are currently playing a warm-up game where India opted to bat first and declared on 297 for 5 before wrapping up West Indies for 181. In their second innings, India scored 84 for 1 before the final day.

The Test series will start from Thursday and will also mark the start of India’s journey in the inaugural World Test Championship (2019-21).

Talking about the ongoing tour so far, India whitewashed West Indies in the three-match T20 series before clinching the three-match ODI series 2-0. Notably, the first ODI was washed due to rain.

(With inputs from IANS)